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Overwatch's Insurrection event details leak

If you've been keeping up with the latest issues of Overwatch's comic series, it's likely you've already seen most of the new threads on the way and they all look rather swish, especially McCree's getup. Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch has received its newest event with Uprising . Rally your friends and accompany Tracer in his first mission during the King's Row insurrection . Read More »

What you need to know about Tuesday night's 'pink moon'

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Other tribes gave it other names such as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, or the Fish Moon in further obvious references to Spring, fertility and nature. The reason it is called the "pink moon" has to do with the way Native Americans record time and seasons. The Moon then changed from pink to orange (and later yellow) as it rose higher in the sky. Read More »

Samsung Gives Note 7 Another Chance?

The only distinguishing factor that makes it a Note brand is the presence of the S-pen and a slightly bigger form factor. Instead the company has the Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus for the mid-sized and larger phone lovers out there. The companies have also made Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone hit the tech market with free gifts, which includes Bluetooth speakers and Smartphone accessories. Read More »

Ford drives babies to dreamland

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On Thursday, Ford announced the development of Max Motor Dreams, a crib that simulates the motion, engine noise and even street lighting of those night time drives, right from the comfort of your own home. You have to make an appointment to test drive a Ford in Spain, and once you complete the test drive, you'll be entered into a raffle. For some tots, it's the only thing that will make them go to sleep. Read More »

Kobe Bryant Defends Russell Westbrook's Answer About Hunting Assists vs. Suns

Prior to facing the scrappy Pheonix Suns on Friday night, Westbrook only needed six assists to guarantee his triple double average for the season and he got those by the third quarter. "It's amusing, (Booker) did the same thing against Kobe Bryant in his last game here", Suns coach Earl Watson said. Hardaway Jr., Hawks stun champion Cavs CLEVELAND - Tim Hardaway Jr. Read More »

US, China leaders hail progress after first meeting

The comments come as the two leaders wrapped up a Florida summit, and signal a U-turn from his anti-China rhetoric on the campaign trail past year. Trump was meeting again with his Chinese counterpart Friday, with US missile strikes on Syria adding weight to his threat to act unilaterally against the nuclear weapons program of China's ally, North Korea. Read More »

Can Samsung's C7 Pro beat its peers?

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There is no word on a release of the new Galaxy S8 Plus variant outside of South Korea, but we are assuming that it will not come to the USA anytime soon. The Smartphone giant Samsung has announced the latest successor of Galaxy , The Galaxy C7 Pro. The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro which recently became official in China sports mid-range hardware, but it all comes packaged in a premium metal body that is priced at Rs 27,999. Read More »

New Jersey targets distracted drivers with new warning letters

While texting and driving is one of the biggest distractions in the vehicle, a recent survey published by State Farm insurance shows more than half of smart phone users also talk on the phone without a hands free device, 35% are texting, 29% are on the internet, 26% are reading email and 21% respond to emails. Read More »

Twitter Unveils Faster, Leaner Lite App For Emerging Markets

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Twitter also claims that its speed has been optimised to give up to 30pc faster launch times while providing the main features like the timeline; sending and receiving tweets; and notifications. We have added a data saver mode , which further reduces the amount of mobile data used. If you're using it in Google Chrome on an Android device, you have the option of receiving a wide range of push notifications. Read More »

YouTube will now block ads on channels with under 10000 views

YouTube has stopped placing ads on channels with fewer than 10,000 views in a move aimed at preventing people from making money off offensive or pirated videos. YouTube is getting a little pickier about who can make money there. "Together these new thresholds will help ensure revenue only flows to creators who are playing by the rules". Read More »

6 arrested for terrorism in wake of St. Petersburg subway bombing

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Officials have said the suicide attacker behind Monday's blast that killed 14 people in St. Petersburg was a native of the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan. Russia's state investigative committee, a body with sweeping powers that is looking into the bomber's background, said in a statement it was looking into the backgrounds of people it suspected of being accomplices. Read More »

Comcast to offer cellular plans on Verizon network

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Comcast is reselling Verizon Wireless mobile service thanks to a 2012 spectrum deal in which Verizon bought spectrum from cable companies. Greg Butz, the head of Comcast Mobile, said that the business is primarily geared toward making Comcast's offerings more sticky. Read More »

Facebook launches resource to help spot misleading news

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Scammers took advantage of Facebook and Google ad revenue programs by creating websites that posted stories they knew to be fake, but earned them money every time someone clicked or shared. "Of all the content on Facebook , more than 99% of what people see is authentic". Facebook also said it is working on "disrupting economic incentives" around the spread of fake news. Read More »

Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and less clutter

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No, the Windows 10 Creators Update won't be almost that fast. As far as the Windows 10 Home version 1703 is concerned, there is no way to defer or pause updates. Microsoft's Xbox gaming app has also been more tightly integrated into Windows 10, with it now offering a " Game Mode " which ensures background tasks and operations not needed for the gaming task at hand are shut down to ensure maximum performance is directed at the gaming experience. Read More »

Plaintiff: Time to stop punishing LGBT people

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In so doing, the full appeals court overruled a decision by a smaller panel of its judges to uphold the district court's decision in the college's favor. The case involved IN teacher Kimberly Hively, who filed a lawsuit where she alleged she wasn't hired full time by the Ivy Tech Community College IN South Bend because she was a lesbian. Read More »

Monday forecast predicts sunny day, rainy evening

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Snow showers are likely Saturday , the weather service says, and there's a chance of them Sunday . Friday: Patchy fog and partly cloudy skies in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Breezy, with a south wind 24 to 28 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 41 miles per hour. Cloudy, with a low around 42. Friday , expect sunny skies with a high near 61, the weather service said. Read More »

Coachella 2017: Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde Will Be Livestreamed

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Some of the biggest names in music will be performing at Coachella this year, including but not limited to Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, and more. New this year is a sneak peek inside Yuma, the confab's underground dance music tent, and the ability to opt in to get browser alerts when your favorite artists go live. Read More »

Netflix is looking for a thumbs-up as star ratings fade away

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Almost half (47 per cent) of Netflix users are now outside the United States, a proportion expected to increase as it adds more customers. And chill out on let's not talk about that I Netflix is changing its rating system. "That's why when we tested replacing stars with thumbs we saw an astounding 200 percent increase in ratings activity". They're immediate and you don't even need mull over that half a rating you didn't give to the movie you watched yesterday. Read More »

Air Force: Pilot ejects safely before F-16 crashes near DC

Air Force One, the president's personal aircraft, takes off from Joint Base Andrews. Fire spokesman Mark Brady said one pilot parachuted out of the aircraft when it went down around 9:30 a.m. Then, they said they saw smoke. Witnesses heard loud bangs after the plane hit the ground. The Air Force says a pilot is safe after an F-16 crashed in Maryland. Read More »

Elon Musk launches effort to interface human brain and computers

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Called 'neural lace, ' the digital layer would let people communicate directly with a computer without a physical interface. How can humans combat artificial intelligence? In 2014, the peer-reviewed journal Nature Nanotechnology published research around syringe-injectable electronics that could reside in regions of the brain and could record neural functions. Read More »

The Venom of the Fang Blenny Can Ease Pain

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The proteins were discovered when researchers employed microCT scanning and analyzed the genome of the fish and separated the proteins and peptides by running the venom in electric current, Gizmodo reported. They believe that by further isolating its painkilling properties, they can possibly identify new chemicals to alleviate pain in humans. "To put that into human terms", Fry continued, "Opioid peptides would be the last thing an elite Olympic swimmer would use as performance-enhancing ... Read More »

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Creators Update

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The new privacy settings in Windows 10 Creators Update feature a Basic telemetry data setting that transmits less than the same setting in the Anniversary Update. Windows 10 is the most secure version of Windows ever, and the Creators Update continues to broaden and deepen its security features. It is also updating its Edge browser, which, despite being included with Windows 10, still lags behind Google's Chrome in popularity among Windows 10 users. Read More »

Jak And Daxter's Classic PS2 Games Will Soon Be Playable

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In addition to trophy support and HD upscaling, all of these will offer support for Share Play, Remote Play, and Activity Feeds through PSN. You'll be able to up-render Jak and Daxter's insane adventures to 1080p while trophy hunting. The Classics will cover the first three games in the series, along with the racing title Jak X: Combat Racing . Video game stories from other sites on the web. Read More »

John Cena proposes to Nikki Bella in the ring

A tearful Bella nodded just before he placed the ring on her finger. The angle with Renee Young and Dean Ambrose was teased, but Nikki Bella would have got the Company more leverage. After a year and a half, you asked me all the time. Total Bellas cameras have been following Nikki this week in Orlando. The two couples met one another in the ring, and while The Miz and Maryse looked like they might've taken it all, Cena and Bella came back to win the whole thing. Read More »

The Best and Worst 'Walking Dead' Character of Season 7

So what will happen on the Season 7 finale of The Walking Dead? Sasha was indeed strong, and her "balls" to take one for her family may have resonated with Negan, who had no idea what was coming. "Glenn made the decision, Rick, I was just following his lead". A moment of silence, please, for Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green), who died a hero's death - and very almost took Negan with her. Read More »

Judge to Trump: No protection for speech inciting violence

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There, three plaintiffs allege that they were victims of physical violence - including punching and shoving - inspired by Trump's speech at a 2016 campaign rally in Louisville. The Louisville, Kentucky-based plaintiffs brought the suit against Trump for "incitement to riot". "It was an order, an instruction, a command". The judge declined, saying such information could be important context when determining punitive damages. Read More »

Virat Kohli: 'Friendship Comments' Blown Out of Proportion

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Former Australia player and current coach of the Gujarat Lions, Brad Hodge, was not impressed with Kohli's decision, questioning his commitment to the national side and prioritising the IPL, which will start on April 5. Rising Pune Supergiants are likely to be without Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for the entirety of the Indian Premier League. Kohli was the top-scorer in last year's IPL as he amassed 973 runs, which included four centuries and seven fifties, at an average of 81.08 in 16 ... Read More »

Peggy Whitson Surpasses Sunita Williams' Record With Eighth Spacewalk

The objective of the spacewalk was to adjust a docking port, which will essentially be a parking spot for SpaceX and Boeing commercial crew capsules , the AP reports . This is her third stay at the space station. Altogether, she's spent more than 500 days off the planet, also more than any other woman. According to the AP, Whitson is scheduled to return to Earth in June but may extend her time in space for an additional three months, until September. Read More »

Reusable Falcon 9 rocket a triumph for SpaceX, Elon Musk

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It's the biggest leap yet in the company's bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. As for the cost of Thursday's launch, Martin Halliwell, chief technology officer at SES, has declined to say publicly the exact amount. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will deliver SES-10, a commercial communications satellite for SES, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). SpaceX , the California-based company headed by visionary entrepreneur Musk, has for 15 years been honing the technology of ... Read More »